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Execute data -- that like going on in the primary we get -- -- in the the youth vote out Romney attacking him it's he -- less than that 200 days ago before the election -- Bob felt that was one point that I wanted to get to hear a lot of thing I've heard the word.
Pandering you used a lot today across the cable news channels.
In reference to President Obama and his I campaigning today in talking about student.
-- isn't any campaigning.
Pandering it seems to me it's a little on the -- anybody's pandering utility in the votes.
-- that's Q and there's no doubt about it the Romney campaign is now trying to pander to the Latino votes because they gonna have to do better today.
The president and I using this student loan issue that -- putting pressure on congressional Republicans.
To renew this program that's expiring or rates will go up come July 1 so.
That's going to be something that Mitt Romney said he is for extending it.
Congressional Republicans still wrestling and what they gonna do out of gonna pay for it -- it would roughly cost.
About six billion dollars so.
You know -- -- -- -- as the Democrats it and try to divide.
The Republican Party -- -- -- the -- very happy that they have a nominee finally.
But on policy there are some differences and that's what Democrats gonna seek to exploit them twelve and some Nevada Mitt Romney is sort of major backers and big voices in the Republican Bonnie.
Wanna him to show a so called soft decide now that he's -- essentially sewed up the nomination.
Yeah I mean it we talked to some some advisors and strategists and and they say that he's got to attack a little bit less.
That's going to be for the running mate which I think argues for.
I'll pick sooner as opposed to later after the thorough vetting process but at the same time they said to find himself he's got to say the anecdotes of his life.
He is there have been a lot of books written about Romney he doesn't really talk about some of his major accomplishments as such -- Playing in major role in saving the life of fourteen year old girl that was the daughter of a partner -- Spain this got a lot of attention years ago but.
But Romney has not talked about his role in helping save that -- so that's.
That's -- but that's what these advisors saying listen you have to define yourself you have to be more likable because Obama has a huge edge to to want.
It three to one and stumble on some polls on like ability over Mitt Romney and that is huge.
-- it's always tough I would imagine as a -- low ball.
You've got your always gonna have advises giving you differing advice from my decide these soft be -- whichever it is I mean it's that's a tough road to hose sometimes.
It is it is in this is something that -- candidates have to wrestle with and and basically they have to be themselves be here and Romney saying.
Well you know behind closed doors Mitt Romney is -- food is very funny.
But we you don't see that you see -- -- -- awkward moments from from Mitt Romney sell he's got to be himself but at the same time.
He had -- it to -- connect with voters he estimate as to say anecdotes about -- life.
That people understand that he understands what they're going through and and I I think you've seen a little bit more that Jonathan went.
He's talked about meeting people used to say well I met a lot of moms Elena -- met a lot of small businesses on a camping trip.
Now he's making a personal and he's giving the names of those people and their struggles that's that's step one I think from Mitt Romney cannot I just.
Look I got to let you go -- -- not quick point what did you make of -- speak John Maine is interview with Bill -- here which he said.
One in three -- Republicans could lose that's I guess the flip side is -- -- three -- so hold on to it but what was your view on that.
My take is that is I think -- was a create a lot of news I think that Mitt row speaker banners worried about donors going to the battle for the senate.
Now for the White House he wants to bring some donors but he's also worried.
Remember former speaker Nancy Pelosi now says there's a better than 5050 chance the Democrats are gonna win back the house history -- is on the Republican side.
Because at 25 seats is a lot to pick up in a presidential year all right Bob Cusack managing editor of the hill go check it out the -- dot com it's one of our favorite.
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